Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Tim Nolting
Special to the Observer 

New foundation designed to help Kimball County projects


Howard and Peggy Atkins are Kimball County natives and proud of it. They farmed north of Dix for 50 years where they carried on with the legacy of their parents and grandparents before them.

Howard’s roots grow deep in the Kimball County soil where his great-grandparents, Peter and Delilah Atkins and two sons, Dallas and Will ages 16 and 18, homesteaded on the treeless plains in 1887 after a journey from Missouri, through Iowa and across the eastern regions of the then young state of Nebraska. Howard’s grandfather, Dallas Atkins, and his bride, Minnie Brothers, followed with their own...

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